Living Prepared

 Isaiah 43-45; 1 Peter 4

“The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”

1 Peter 4:7, 8

The end of the game usually brings a renewed focus on the most essential things and the most effective strategies. Players often listen well, perform at higher levels, and use their time efficiently because the end of the game is approaching.

What about life and God’s eternal purposes?

When Peter said the end of all things is near, he was indicating that a sense of urgency related to Christ’s return is a reality that should change how we live. Our character matters so we must be clear-minded and self-controlled. Our prayer life connects us to God who desires to give us resources, perspective, and direction. Along with the essential priority of unbroken prayer, is the character value of love which is deep, forgiving, and our unifying power. When every moment counts, we must live in constant communion with God, being filled with his love; then, our lives will have impact for God’s glory.

“Lord Jesus, come quickly. I desire to live with daily anticipation of your return and in communion with you through your Spirit.”